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A Respectable Life (1979)

Ett anständigt liv (original title)
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Complete credited cast:
Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson
Gustav 'Stoffe' Svensson
Eva Blondin
Patric Gustafsson
Majken Gustafsson
Lena Löfgren ...
(as Lena Lövgren)
Jan Löfgren ...
(as Jan Lövgren)
Elisabeth 'Bettan' Backe
Kenneth 'Kenta' Bergqvist
Sven-Åke 'Skåning' Dyhlen
Helena Höglund
Jan 'Jajje' Klingryd
Bo 'Bosse' Landegren
Erik 'Jerka' Rosen
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A decade has gone by and the spirit of the preceding film, , has disappeared... See full synopsis »

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Mer än 10 år har gått. Mycket vatten har runnit under broarna... En film av Stefan Jarl med Kenta och Stoffe och deras polare. See more »




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Release Date:

26 March 1979 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A Respectable Life  »

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1.66 : 1
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Framtiden bryr jag mig inte om
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12 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie was rated 8th in a ballot of the best Swedish films ever made, and I can understand it. Although nowadays a little aged, the intensity and nearness to the ones involved is universal and panchronical. The film bears a witness of how the society is unable to cope with the less well-off. The humanity is overwhelming. As assassinated Olof Palme said: "An incredibly human document". 10/10.

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